Note: She and Audre Lorde have the same birthday. I double checked. February 18. “I knew then that words had power.” -Toni Morrison I miss Toni Morrison like I miss … Continue reading 28 Days Of Blackness: Remembering Toni Morrison At 90.
When I discovered the brilliance of Isabel Wilkerson, I was stunned. I was stunned just like I was the first time I knew Nikki Giovanni existed and read Ego Tripping … Continue reading 28 Days Of Blackness: The Power Of Isabel Wilkerson
In my family, my father constantly quoted Obi Wan Kinobi to my mother: “I have been waiting for you Obi Wan. And now the circle is complete! When we met … Continue reading For The Little Black Boys That Had To Wait To See Themselves As Superheroes…
“Light as a feather, stiff as a board.” The Craft was released the summer I turned 15, 1996. I finally watched it on cable during my Junior year of high … Continue reading Did I Tell You About Time I Wanted To Be A Witch?
Toni Morrison is an ancestor! Simone Biles out here still defying critics, physics and haters! Andrew McCabe told thee whole US government to run him his check, the President keeps … Continue reading RUNITBACK FRIDAY-08/09/2019
“A writer’s life and work are not a gift to mankind. They are a necessity.” -Toni Morrison In diving into this work, into any Toni Morrison book, I felt I … Continue reading April Book Review: THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD
I finally got a copy of Parable Of The Talents by Octavia E. Butler. I found the copy at a local Black owned bookstore (Yes, it was Eye See Me!). … Continue reading #28DaysOfBlackness: The Flock Of ‘Rare Birds’
Maya Angelou said you have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served. On this day, this day of love, I want to … Continue reading #28DaysOfBlackness: Nikki, Maya, Toni and Jimmy–Love Is.
It only seems fitting to kick of 28 Days of Blackness with the woman that I have admired for 30 years. Ida Bell Wells was born right as chattle slavery … Continue reading #28DaysOfBlackness: The Patron Saint Of The Ideal Firestarter
I have had an admiration for Gabrielle Monique Union Wade for a while. At first, as with most relationships that deal with envy, I didn’t like her. I thought she … Continue reading January 2019 Book Review-WE ARE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE